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From the Publisher"The expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work."
-Jehuda Reinharz,Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President, Brandeis University
"The publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration."
"I am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all." -Rabbi Harold Kushner,author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library—be it home, school, or organization—will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume."-The Jewish Press,
"Recognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative."-Booklist,starred review